The Segway-Ninebot company introduced a new electric scooter KickScooter T60, which received the functions of an artificial
What it is
From the looks of it, this is an ordinary three-wheeled scooter,but he is actually much “smarter” than his brothers. Its main feature is that when the battery charge is low, it can independently find the nearest charging station and go there automatically to recharge.
According to the head of Ninebot (Segway's parent company), the KickScooter T60 will be controlled remotely from the cloud.
Why and who needs it
First of all, such scooters will be useful for rental services. The new model has already attracted the attention of Uber and Lyft, which are expanding their scope of activity to scooter rental.
The fact is that usually such companies have tohire couriers who pick up stranded scooters from the streets. Some users throw a discharged device right on the road, resulting in a danger to pedestrians and vehicles.
The KickScooter T60, which will drive itself to the charging station, can solve this problem.
True, such a scooter will cost many times more than usual: instead of 200–300 dollars, which rental services usually pay for scooters, you will have to pay about 1,420 dollars.
Testing of the KickScooter T60 will begin next month, and the electric scooter should go on sale in the first quarter of next year.